Trying to get a bit more efficient by re-evaluating my organization techniques. How do you organize and keep track of bookmarks, favorite fonts, articles to read later, images?
I'm with ya mate. Apart from Trello to manage what we're working on, I don't really do anything either.
I try a bunch of things, and end up rotating through them, or switch every time I change teams. I do my best, but some times I'm too busy doing things to keep things perfect.
Bookmarks - dragdis.com
Read later - Pocket
Images - Dropbox
Thanks for sharing dragdis, I used kippt before, but this is a lot nicer!
Bookmarks/Read Later - Pocket Working Files - Dropbox Archived Files - Bitcasa Unlimited Backup - CrashPlan Pro File/Image Sharing - CloudApp Project Management - Basecamp (thinking of trying/switching to InvisionApp) Font Management - Font Explorer Pro To-Do's - TeuxDeux (rollover tasks changed my life) Password Management - 1Password
I'll follow your format:
bookmarks - kippt
read later - instapaper
digital backup - dropbox
documents - GDrive
DragDis is a good one...never heard before. They should focus on some marketing effort, I guess.
I actually just use folders in my bookmarks folder. There hasn't been anything that has impressed me in that arena. I've been looking for years. Either there's a big focus on syncing, which I don't care about. Or a big focus on being in the cloud, which I also don't care for.
I go through them every once in a while to sort out the cruft. I've found that Readability actually did what I wanted better than Instapaper and Pocket, combining features I like about both of them.
But I don't use read-it-later services for a reason now. Because I will save things and never read them. I've started reading things right when I find them or bookmarking them so when I go back I'll have read it and deleted the bookmark.
If I find that I particularly enjoyed something I'll fire up the Evernote web clipper and save it to Evernote. I don't really care for that program either but hey, it works.
Bookmarks? I found this nifty tool, called "Google".
Pardon the snark. The times I started bookmarking, I found myself hardly ever looking back at the bookmarks. Just no need for it. Either the site is worth remembering, or I'll remember where I found the link. If not -> Google.
My bookmarks toolbar has some icons on it for sites that I use most often (some Gmail, Jira, Google Drive, stack-echange, DN, HN, Bootstrap, Dribbble etc) but that bar really is my limit when it comes to bookmarks.
I feel the same, but I still bookmark shit that I probably won't need. Just in case. It's like a compulsion. I'm a bookmark hoarder.
Yeah, I'm one of those as well ;)
Drop the habit! BE FREE!!!
Bookmarkers Anonymous. Stage one, acceptance.
I know what you mean about there being a fine gap between something being either memorable or googlable. But there is a void in between them that I've found bookmarking useful for.
For example: When I come across a tutorial (for web dev, design, motion graphics, etc) I like being able to know I can find it again. Same goes for design resources– fonts websites, theme websites, design pack websites, etc. – those are the sorts of things that are easy to forget if you get overloaded with them.
If I'm ever stuck on a project I can go back through my bookmarks and conjure up new ideas to adapt into the project. You can't simply Google: "tutorials that I find interesting".
I keep bookmarks because I like knowing what I can know without having to know it. As long as I know where to find things, I can presume to have more skills under my belt.
But yes, Google does make up for 90% of it. And memory makes up for the other 8%. Just give me 2% is all I ask :)
Fair enough! :]
Note taking - Evernote, SwiftKey on iOS Bookmarks - Pocket (formerly), DragDis (now) Projects - Trello Images - Dropbox
I struggle with this, so i've recently started using evernote to clip things into a "Design" notebook with tags etc. This... has been hugely helpful. I have a near infinite list of things in instapaper that i have never read, pinboard was going the same way...
I want to clean out and make instapaper/pinboard useful again but i am just not there yet.
Bookmarks: Folders Work files: Dropbox Inspiration: Pinterest Font Explorer Moleskin - Grid paper, small.
For to-dos, I obsessively use Stickies (the mac app) - I have a laptop and a Thunderbolt display at work and I have sticky notes on the laptop and do my work on the Thunderbolt.
For read it later, I use Pocket as a few other people have said.
For work-related bookmarks, I chuck them on this page of my portfolio site: http://wp.nicolarushton.com/wordpress/?page_id=255 ... I know they'll always be there, and I figure it can't hurt to have in there.
For all my other bookmarks, I just bookmark them in Chrome and use the Dewey add on (free) which allows you to really quickly search your bookmarks. http://deweyapp.io/
Bookmarks - Kippt
I've used Kippt for a couple years now, and I usually keep a tab open to hop back and forth between stuff I've saved. Often I find the feed of it having more valuable links than my feed on Twitter. If there's an article I want to read later on there, I'll just push it to Instapaper.
Articles - Instapaper
Still a great thing for reading and saving articles - I've always loved the simplicity of it.
Images - Pinterest
For visual bookmarking I always use Pinterest. The saving is pretty simple, and works well between mobile/desktop devices.
Files - Dropbox
For anything I need to save offline or group with a specific project, I throw it into Dropbox. Have only had minor issues syncing over the last few years, and their iOS apps have had some great updates recently.
saved.io is my go to for bookmarks. It is darned close to perfect.
Evernote - Notes, important/favorite articles, tutorials, anything-i-might-come-back-later stuff
Todo - Wunderlist
Project Management - Asana or whatever the client uses
Bookmarks - Chrome sync
Images - Pinterest
Read Later - Pocket + Instapaper
Fonts and other design files - Dropbox
Droplr for Image/screenshot sharing
Dropbox for notes, files, and photos
Chrome for bookmarks
I use a combination of Mac's built in tools (tasks, calendar, etc...) as well as: 1. Wunderlist - Where I store things to read later, organize them 2. Dropbox, Cloudapp - Images (Buy the revisions add-on for Dropbox. What a life saver!) 3. Slack - Project management 4. Gneo (iphone app) - ToDo list 5. Outread - For reading whatever is stored in Wunderlist. Since Outread doesn't work with Wunderlist, I set up IFTTT to pull anything new into my "Pocket" account.
- Bonus: Hum (iphone) - For keeping track of song ideas, melodies, lyrics, etc...
- Bookmarks - Pinboard.in
- Reading - Readability (linked with Kindle)
- Photos - Dropbox
- Tasks - Asana, GitHub, Starred GMail E-Mails (combining them all to one screen using my side project Taco - https://tacoapp.com/preview) - Relevant landing page: https://tacoapp.com/manage/asana-tasks-and-github-issues
Was it built by Taco, Corp.?
I wish! That would make marketing much easier.
Evernote / Thinkery / Remember the Milk
Evernote for all note-taking, scans to stay paperless, receipts, etc
Clear - To Do
Trello & Basecamp - Project Management
Kippt - Links to Save
Pocket - Links to look at and possibly save permanently via favorites
CloudApp - Image sharing
Ember - Inspiration
I'm currently working on a side project that brings tasks from multiple services together called Taco. It actually started out as a successful Kickstarter. If you are interested in bringing your Trello cards and Basecamp tasks together on one screen, check out: https://tacoapp.com/preview. I'd love to hear your feedback!
Also a relevant landing page that I actually just put together :) https://tacoapp.com/manage/basecamp-todos-and-trello-cards
I like using a combination of clear(http://realmacsoftware.com/clear) and the default reminders app in iOS for reminders and lists.
Pocket, to read later.
Kippt, to important links and tools that i never want to loose.
Trello, to project management.
Todoist, to days tasks.
Fontcase, to my fonts, and a pinterest board to font that i want to buy.
Dragdis, to my inspiration board.
Balanced, ios app, to balanced my life well.